I enjoyed reading this essay, in particular the part about God accepting atheists. I have always thought that if there really is a God as the theists see him, he would be much more open-minded than they make him out to be. If all he really wanted was for us to worship and obey him, why not just come down here and fashion himself some sort of supernatural dictator? I think the whole point he's trying to convey is to live a good life and be good to one another for our own sake because it's simply the right thing to do, not just because he told us to. So I definitely believe that he would accept anyone who led a good life on their own accord, perhaps even more so. It's like when you're parents tell you they want you to take out the trash without being told to every time. You have to grow up and figure out how to do it on your own.
Q: What did Emma's teacher tell her that kids who don't believe in God get?